Thursday, January 16, 2014

Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge

Deadline: November 14, 2014 (ONLINE)

Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge
Muskegon Museum of Art

Muskegon, Michigan
August 20 to November 1, 2015

Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge is organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art and guest curator Geary Jones. This two-part exhibition that will feature artwork from established and emerging textile artists from around the world.


Part one of the exhibition is comprised of the artwork of top fiber artists: Luis Acosta, Kyoung Ae Cho, Kate Anderson, Ewa Bartosz-Mazus, Lia Cook, Thomas Cronenberg, Nancy Crow, Patricia Hickman, Jan Hopkins, Wolfgang Horn, Ferne Jacobs, David Johnson, Gerhardt Knodel, Gyöngy Laky, Maximo Laura, Tom Lundberg, Libby Mijanovich, Laura Foster Nicholson, Krystyna Sadej, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Chizu Sekiguchi, Sherri Smith, Ixchel Suarez, Yoshiko Wada, Dawn Walden, Carole Weller, and Bhakti Ziek.


Part two of the exhibition will feature artwork selected by a 3-juror panel (Ferne Jacobs, Gyöngy Laky, Namita Gupta Wiggers).

Artists are invited to enter up to two works of fiber and textile based art for consideration. Entry is $50 for one or two artworks. The exhibition will be held August 20 to November 1, 2015 at the Muskegon Museum of Art, located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Muskegon, Michigan.

The Rules

Eligibility: All Artists 18 years or older may enter.

Number of Entries: Each artist may submit up to 2 works in any textile or fiber based medium, or artworks that incorporate textile materials or techniques (woven, knitted, or crocheted metal,woven bamboo, handmade paper, wearables, beads, embroidery, etc.). Artists may submit up to 3 images for each entry. Questions about eligibility can be sent to .

Eligible Entries: Only completed works of art are eligible for jury selection. Samples of artworks will not be accepted. Artwork selected by the jury must be available for exhibition during the entire run of the show. Only original works are eligible. Two-dimensional pieces may not exceed 6 feet (1.8m) wide by 10 feet (3m) high. Three-dimensional pieces may not exceed 8 feet (2.5m) high by 4 feet (1.2m) by 4 feet (1.2m). All artwork must weigh less than 100 lbs. (45 kg). Only work easily handled by two people will be accepted.

Submission: All entries must be submitted through the CaFe website at Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge. Registration on this website is free.

Entry Condition: Accepted works must be ready for presentation.

Art Sales: All accepted work is eligible for sale through the MMA Store. The MMA commission is 40%, and must be included in the purchase price. Work offered for sale will be sold as exhibited. If the work is not for sale, please indicate “NFS” on entry.

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Questions: For questions or additional information, contact Art Martin at or 231-720-2575.

Muskegon Museum of Art
296 W. Webster Avenue
Muskegon, Michigan 49440
Phone: 231.720.2570
Fax: 231.720.2585